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Can my medication inhibit antibody production?

Jul 14, 1998

Dear Doctor Holodniy,

I recently had a possible exposure to HIV. I plan on getting tested at 3 and 6 months. I am currently taking two medications for other disorders: Serzone for major depression, and minocycline for acne. I read that certain drugs could inhibit the body's ability to produce HIV antibodies, thus increasing the 'window period' for testing. Could either of my medications have such an effect?

Thank you, sir, for taking the time to help. It is much appreciated.

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